Population based study of prevalence of islet cell autoantibodies in monozygotic and dizygotic Danish twin pairs with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

@article{Petersen1997PopulationBS,
  title={Population based study of prevalence of islet cell autoantibodies in monozygotic and dizygotic Danish twin pairs with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Jacob Sten Petersen and Kirsten Ohm Kyvik and Polly J. Bingley and Edwin A. M. Gale and Allan Green and Thomas Dyrberg and Henning Beck-Nielsen},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1997},
  volume={314 7094},
  pages={1575-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the comparative importance of environment and genes in the development of islet cell autoimmunity associated with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. DESIGN Population based study of diabetic twins. SETTING Danish population. SUBJECTS 18 monozygotic and 36 dizygotic twin pairs with one or both partners having insulin dependent diabetes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Presence of islet cell antibodies, insulin autoantibodies, and autoantibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase… CONTINUE READING